Movies Abroad: The Top Drop

The cold halls of a German castle, now a resort. Idlers. Fragments of meaningless dialogue. A stranger finds the eyes of a young woman and tells her that one year ago he met her here in this same place. Her husband was off in the casino, as he is now, gambling, paying no attention to her. She agreed, the stranger tells her, to meet him again in a year's time, and to go away with him. She does not remember if she was there last year or not. But she goes with the stranger, and her husband does nothing to...

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